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Green-backed Flycatcher

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(Redirected from Ficedula beijingnica)

Alternative name: Chinese Flycatcher

Adult malePhoto by tunpin.ongAmpang Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia, February 2005
Adult male
Photo by tunpin.ong
Ampang Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia, February 2005
Ficedula elisae

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[edit] Identification

13–13·5 cm

[edit] Distribution

Breeds in northeastern China (Shanxi and Hebei); migrates to southern China, Hainan, and southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam)

[edit] Taxonomy

FemalePhoto by SeeTohFormer Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore, November 2012
Female
Photo by SeeToh
Former Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore, November 2012

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly included in Narcissus Flycatcher.
In 1999 a new taxon, beijingnica was described from China, named Beijing Flycatcher. However this taxon is now believed to be invalid. It most probably represents the first summer plumage of this species.

[edit] Habitat

Deciduous woodlands. Primary forest, Secondary forest and scrub, mangroves and city parks.

[edit] Behaviour

Prefers the lower storey and perches that are hidden by thick foliages and twigs.

[edit] Diet

Diet includes insects and small caterpillars.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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